Project Life 2012 - Week Ten


Welcome to Project Life Tuesday - Week Ten. This week includes a little video for you, too :)

Here is this week's full layout:


And closeups of each page:



You can see, I took the photo of Austin with the Easter Bunny, blew it up, and split it between three pockets on the page protector. I used Photoshop Elements to crop it to 6" width by 8" height, and then I cropped that in half, so that I had two 4x6 sized prints. I just chopped the bottom print in half with my paper trimmer so that it would fit in the two 3x4 pockets.


I don't like to do this with many photos. In fact, I haven't yet in my regular Project Life albums, but the prints I'd purchased when we had them taken were odd sizes, and wouldn't fit in a normal pocket, since they were vertical. Rather than shrinking the photo to fit in a 3x4 pocket, I decided to test out enlarging it like this, and I rather like the outcome!

I used my Slice to cut out "Easter Bunny" words from scrapbook paper, and attached them to one of my 4x6 grid card freebies.


Finally, the coolest thing ever. I saw this pin on Pinterest this past week and just had to try it out.


See that QR code in the corner of the photo? If you scan it with a barcode scanner (like ScanLife) on your phone, it links to a video of Austin stacking his rings. I added the video I took to my YouTube account, and created a QR code using the link. The website I used to create the code was this one, but there are several out there. I just saved the image to my computer, and added it to a blank 4x6 file in PSE so I could send it to Walgreens and print it with my weekly prints.

Because the original video was so long, I took a quick 40 second one myself of this in action:







How awesome is this?!

And just so you can watch him stacking his rings, too, here's that video for you:





Ok, that's it for this week. Be sure to stop by The Mom Creative and check out everyone else's layouts.


19 comments:

  1. I love how you incorporated the Easter Bunny photo.

    What a neat add on with the code for the video!
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    1. Thanks! :) I have a feeling we won't be able to get a bunny photo next year. He was definitely a little afraid of him this year.

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  2. What an awesome idea, to add a QR code to the page! Dustin and I have talked about how silly QR codes are, but this is perhaps the best reason to use a QR code! So cool.

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    1. I'm torn between thinking they're silly and thinking that they're cool, I think it depends on what it's linking to. I like the ones that link to an app, just for ease of finding it.

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  3. We were thinking the same way this week! I had to try out the QR code idea too after seeing that Disney World album. Such a cool trick, isn't it??

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  4. Love the QQR code idea. If I ever took video I would so try it. Love. Can I just say your handwriting is BEAUTIFUL (that is your handwriting on the journal card... or is it a font? Either way, love it!)

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    1. Aw, thanks! That is my handwriting. :)

      I did make it a font, here:

      http://vegasnarcissist.blogspot.com/2012/02/freebie-friday-my-handwritten-font.html

      but that is more "printed" as opposed to my scribbling on the journal card, LOL. :)

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  5. LOVE the Easter bunny photo! I want to enlarge a photo like that, but I've yet to do it! Yours looks wonderful! Very inspiring!

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  6. Wonderful week! Love the photo over several pockets. It really works for that Easter Bunny photo!

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  7. Between the bunny pics and the video, best Project life week ever!

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  8. How fun to visit the Easter bunny and I never tire of look at your puppy pictures. It's great you can take her to work. A lot of people do that here too. My co-worker currently as a German Shepard puppy she brings daily and we all can't get enough of him.

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I feel all I have is baby and puppy photos! I guess that's what my life is, though :)

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  9. I want to cry right now, that is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! really! I'm so in love with this idea I can't wait for my iphone ( i have about 100 days, but whose counting!) ahhhhh! so cool! thanks for sharing!

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    1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my iPhone. I used to have a Droid, and I will never go back!!! So happy with it :)

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  10. I too used a larger photo and cut it apart this week there is just something about it that is wonderful...I had never seen the video thing before today, so fun!

    http://aprilbest1981.blogspot.com/2012/03/plweeks-8-9-and-10.html

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  11. love what your've done this week, that bunny photo is just so fab, and sadie is looking cute as ever, also love the bath photo

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  12. How awesome is that bunny photo! Defiantly deserves to be enlarged over several pockets :)

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